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tfm1973
02-29-2008, 05:46 AM
I'm a 4.0-4.5 all court player currently playing with a full job of Pro Hurricane Tour. To me it's fairly soft and comfortable and I have em strung at 50 pounds.

Can anyone recommend a set of strings for me with these parameters:

1 - Poly - preferably a soft poly (if there is such a thing).
2 - Under $10 a set - yes I'm cheap.
3 - Available from TennisWarehouse.com

Cheers and Thanks! :)

GiveMeGut
02-29-2008, 06:00 AM
Unique Tourna Poly Big Hitter Blue, coming soon to TW. I predict talk about this string will dominate these boards for the next few months. It really that good.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=181155&highlight=big+hitter

tfm1973
02-29-2008, 06:03 AM
i would imagine this is a big banger imitation but far far cheaper? that sounds like a good thing. i like big banger - my wallet does not.

GiveMeGut
02-29-2008, 06:08 AM
Unique Tourna Poly Big Hitter Blue, coming soon to TW. I predict talk about this string will dominate these boards for the next few months. Its really that good.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=181155&highlight=big+hitter

PROTENNIS63
02-29-2008, 07:39 AM
^^^ did you copy and paste your post??

Anyways, good polys under $10:

Cyber Flash
Big Ace
Cyber Power
Blue Gear
Poly Plasma
Big Hitter Original


I have not tried yet Big Hitter Blue so cannot comment on it.

tfm1973
02-29-2008, 07:58 AM
protennis -- i'm assuming you played with these strings you are recommending. which one or ones did you like the best? i'm ordering some blue gear for now based on a friend's recommendation. i'm kinda enjoying the idea that strings don't have to be expensive to be good. what a concept. :)

hewittfan3
02-29-2008, 10:22 AM
i would go with luxilon's cheapest strings. I forget what their called but ive heard their pretty good

scotus
02-29-2008, 10:30 AM
Unique Tourna Poly Big Hitter Blue, coming soon to TW. I predict talk about this string will dominate these boards for the next few months. Its really that good.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=181155&highlight=big+hitter

Is this arm-friendly?

iplaybetter
02-29-2008, 11:50 AM
polylon ice is soft and cost $30 for a real, or around $1.80 per set

mattyc
02-29-2008, 11:55 AM
sorry for saying this as it does not meet all parameters,


i play with msv focus hex in mains 1.23 and msv focus 1.18 in the corsses. There is nothing else that even gets close to this set up. durability is ridiculous for such a thin string, feels amazing, spin is outrageous and the cheapest poly around.


if u dont try a set, u r losing out, for $3 i can safely say you will be shocked.

scotus
02-29-2008, 11:59 AM
sorry for saying this as it does not meet all parameters,


i play with msv focus hex in mains 1.23 and msv focus 1.18 in the corsses. There is nothing else that even gets close to this set up. durability is ridiculous for such a thin string, feels amazing, spin is outrageous and the cheapest poly around.


if u dont try a set, u r losing out, for $3 i can safely say you will be shocked.

You chose the thicker gauges of MSV. Is it because of durability, or do you find that the thicker gauges gives you better playability/spin?

I have a set of MSV hex 1.10 that I have not tried.

GiveMeGut
02-29-2008, 12:07 PM
Is this arm-friendly?

Yes, its a very soft poly. See review link...

http://www.racquetsportsindustry.com/articles/2008/01/unique_big_hitter_blue_17.html

PROTENNIS63
02-29-2008, 12:09 PM
protennis -- i'm assuming you played with these strings you are recommending. which one or ones did you like the best? i'm ordering some blue gear for now based on a friend's recommendation. i'm kinda enjoying the idea that strings don't have to be expensive to be good. what a concept. :)

My favorite of all is the Pro Supex Big Ace.

saram
02-29-2008, 12:10 PM
polylon ice is soft and cost $30 for a real, or around $1.80 per set

So far, polylon ice (17g) is the only poly I have ever truly HATED with vigor. Cannot stand it for some reason.

mattyc
02-29-2008, 12:36 PM
You chose the thicker gauges of MSV. Is it because of durability, or do you find that the thicker gauges gives you better playability/spin?

I have a set of MSV hex 1.10 that I have not tried.

I am a futures level player mate (6.0)

The 1.1 is just too powerful for me plus I can snap it in 10 mins (literally) I don t need any extra power. I originally used an all over 1.23 job, but the 1.18 in the crosses adds a disproportionate amount of spin compared to the additional power, in other words it is more powerful than I would like but the spin is so outrageous with it that I dont miss any more balls than with a 1.23 full job.


if you dont hit the living shiiiiit out of the ball and like some more power then give the 1.1 a try in the crosses, but be warned, one miss hit and its back the the stringing machine. (As a touring player I have not got the funds to keep stringing my bats every day).

fastdunn
02-29-2008, 01:08 PM
what other strings are made out of polyether ?

fleetparadox
02-29-2008, 01:28 PM
So far, polylon ice (17g) is the only poly I have ever truly HATED with vigor. Cannot stand it for some reason.

Amen! It's seriously feels like metal wire to me.

If only you hadn't stipulated the TW requirement. Pro Supex Poly Power Soft is a really nice SOFT poly that's pretty economical (Cyberpower is a close second)

TonyB
02-29-2008, 01:34 PM
For an extra 90 cents over your limit, I would recommend Weiscannon Silverstring. Best poly I've played with so far.

Kcraig
02-29-2008, 05:51 PM
I would vote for Topspin Cyberpower--try the 1.25 &/or the 1.20. BOTH great strings. Similar to Cyberflash, but a tad softer and more pop. Very comfortable poly!

nickarnold2000
02-29-2008, 06:35 PM
Can anybody compare Weiscannon Silverstring and Cyber power?

miniRafa386
02-29-2008, 06:37 PM
signum pro poly plasma

iplaybetter
03-01-2008, 06:05 AM
So far, polylon ice (17g) is the only poly I have ever truly HATED with vigor. Cannot stand it for some reason.

i dont mind it, i just can use it like i would a hard poly

kfactor/all/the/WAY!
03-01-2008, 07:44 AM
i have some gosen polyon ice. would u guys recomend me to go with a ful poly job or a hybrid? 17 guage

Robbie_1988
03-02-2008, 03:07 AM
Try the Unique Tourna Big Hitter. Plays almost the same as Luxilon Big Banger but for only half the price. Definitely give it a go. You'll be surprised.

nickarnold2000
03-02-2008, 05:14 AM
Try the Unique Tourna Big Hitter. Plays almost the same as Luxilon Big Banger but for only half the price. Definitely give it a go. You'll be surprised.
Hey, how does Big Hitter compare with CP?

meowmix
03-02-2008, 05:23 PM
sorry for saying this as it does not meet all parameters,


i play with msv focus hex in mains 1.23 and msv focus 1.18 in the corsses. There is nothing else that even gets close to this set up. durability is ridiculous for such a thin string, feels amazing, spin is outrageous and the cheapest poly around.


if u dont try a set, u r losing out, for $3 i can safely say you will be shocked.

Where in the world are you finding this string for 3 bucks? TW doesn't even sell it and the cheapest I can find is 9 bucks.

notujoo
03-03-2008, 11:06 AM
pro hurricane !!!!!

tfm1973
03-04-2008, 04:13 AM
Thanks for the advice guys! I'll let you know how I make out but it looks like my shopping list looks like this:

Unique Tourna Poly Big Hitter Blue / Original
Cyber Flash
Big Ace
Topspin Cyber Power
Pro Supex Big Ace
Blue Gear
Signum Pro Poly Plasma
Weiscannon Silverstring
Gosen Polylon Ice
MSV Focus Hex in mains 1.23 and MSV Focus 1.18 in the crosses

Casco
03-04-2008, 07:33 PM
Signum Pro Poly Plasma - high tension maintenance and soft
Topspin CyberFlash - good tension maintenance medium to stiff
Weiss Cannon Silverstring - high tension maintenance and soft, but maybe a tad over $10
Signum Pro Poly Megaforce - Probably the most similar to ALU Power, but maintains playability longer